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Jane Eyre

Posted on: October 6, 2006

It was on this day in 1847 that Charlotte Brontë published her novel Jane Eyre. (From The Writer’s Almanac)

Isn’t that a fabulous thing? If you haven’t read it, go to your favourite local 2ndhand bookstore and pick up a cheap copy today. If you’re overawed by the concept of reading a book from 1847, watch the very nicely-done movie (with William Hurt as a wonderfully hulking Rochester, and Charlotte Gainsbourg as the quintessential plain Jane) to get yourself in the mood.

Or, if you have read it already, shake up your perceptions a bit by reading Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, a wonderfully odd book.
I’ve read the classic numerous times. I think I’ll pull it off the shelf today and give it a re-read in honour of its birthday.

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1 Response to "Jane Eyre"

The funny thing is, I haven’t actually read any of Charlotte Bronte’s work. The Eyre Affair was my first introduction to it!

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